Please view the 2018 Election Results and the 2018 Election Results by Ward/Poll Summary on the General Information page.

Internet and Telephone Voting

Eligible electors will be able to vote from a mobile device, computer, telephone, cell phone, iPad, or laptop. Internet voting provides voters with flexibility and convenience, reduces wait times at voting locations, delivers quick and accurate results, allows students and vacationers to vote from "anywhere" and provides voters with accessibility needs greater independence when casting their ballot.

Watch this short video from Dominion Voting to see how easy internet voting is!

Voter Assistance Centres

Voter Assistance Centres will be available to eligible electors who need assistance with the voting process, who may not have internet access or a touch tone phone, or who need to be added to the Voters' List. View the location and hours of operation for the Voter Assistance Centres.

Who are the candidates?

View a list of Candidates by Ward: Ward One | Ward Two | Ward Three

Voter Information Letters

Voter Information Letters were mailed out in September. The letter identifies each voter's ward and school support, along with important information about how to access online or telephone voting options.

If you did not receive a letter by October 1, or received a letter with incorrect information, contact the Elections Helpline at 905.420.4688.

If you’re not sure whether you’re on the Voters’ List for the 2018 Municipal Elections for the City of Pickering, check with Voter Lookup. If you are on the Voters’ List, the system will confirm this information. 

If you are not on the Voters’ List and:

  • you are at least 18 years of age;
  • you are a Canadian Citizen;
  • you or your spouse lives, rents, or owns property in Pickering; and
  • you are not otherwise prohibited by law from voting.

Call the Election Help Line at 905.420.4688 and City staff will help you get added to the Voters’ List. 

School Support

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) keeps the provincial record of school support. It is important for you to check to see if your school support is correct and if not, you must contact MPAC at 1.866.296.6722 or visit their website. Election Officials will not be able to change your school support during the voting period.

View the 2018 Voters' Guide from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Elector Qualifications - Who Can Vote

Qualifications of Electors

(2) A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if, on voting day, he or she,
(a) resides in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land there,
      or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
(b) is a Canadian citizen;
(c) is at least 18 years old; and
(d) is not prohibited from voting under subsection (3) or otherwise by law. 
      2002, c. 17, Sched. D, s. 5 (2); 2005, c. 5, s. 46 (1). 

Persons prohibited from voting

(3) The following are prohibited from voting:
  1. A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution.
  2. A corporation.
  3. A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy in accordance with section 44.
  4. A person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in subsection 90 (3), if voting day in the current election is less than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted. 1996, c. 32, Sched., s. 17 (3); 2006, c. 9, Sched. H, s. 4.